Workplace Accident Lawyers
If you’re looking for workplace accident lawyers, Szaferman Lakind can help you. Workplace accidents are unforeseen issues where a person suffers an incident while working. The incident can result in minor or severe bodily harm. Having a workplace accident lawyer on your side can help when it comes to litigation with your employer to obtain worker’s compensation to cover both medical expenses and lost wages due to the injury.
Some of the most common job-related accidents are transportation incidents, a category which includes: auto accidents, truck accidents, forklift accidents, slip and fall accidents, assaults and attacks, being struck by objects or equipment, or harmful exposure, such as chemical exposure or electrocution.
Whatever the cause of your workplace accident, you are most likely entitled to receive benefits such as medical treatment for your injuries and lost wages and retaining a personal injury attorney is essential to the process.
All businesses are required under state law to carry workers’ compensation coverage to provide these benefits for their employees in the event of a workplace accident or death. A workplace accident attorney at Szaferman Lakind can assist you with all aspects of your claim, from gathering the evidence necessary to prove your case to representing you with the insurance company and even going to court if necessary to secure the benefits you deserve. A workplace accident attorney can fight for you to ensure that you’re represented, your case is heard, and you receive the compensation that you’re entitled to. Whether you were injured, or you lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, our team can help you.
Personal Injury Claims for Job Site Accidents
Another way in which an injured worker can receive compensation for a workplace accident is to file suit for personal injury or wrongful death. If another person, such as a subcontractor or property owner, was at fault for causing the accident, you may be able to file a claim based upon that party’s negligence. You could even file a claim against the manufacturer of a defective or faulty product if there is evidence that the product caused or contributed to the injury.
Workplace Accident Statistics
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021 had 5,190 fatal work injuries reported, which was almost a 9% increase from the previous year. New Jersey employers reported 75,800 non-fatal workplace injuries in 2020, averaging roughly 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers.
The National Safety Council listed in 2021 that the most dangerous industries, resulting in the most workplace accidents, were construction, education and health services, agriculture, and transportation and warehousing. Construction experienced the most workplace deaths out of all of these industries.
Find a Workplace Accident Attorney Today
Now that you’re more familiar with workplace accidents, their frequency, and what you can expect with legal representation, you’ll know what to do. If you or a loved one have experienced a workplace accident that resulted in minor or severe bodily harm, or even death, contact us at Szaferman Lakind so we can provide you with the right workplace accident lawyers.